RNLI save mudlarks and search for the phantom fisherman
Three people took a short cut across the mud and needed rescuing, whilst a fisherman in a kayak eludes discovery!
On the June Bank Holiday weekend a man and a woman with a 10 year old child decided to take a short cut across the mud at East Head in Chichester Harbour. All three got stuck in the mud but managed to make it to a post marking the channel and were spotted by someone on the beach who called 999 for help.
We launched the D-Class lifeboat and put a crewman ashore in Snow Hill Creek, whilst the lifeboat continued its search. The three casualties were spotted clinging to the post as the tide rose around them. They were relieved to be taken into the lifeboat and checked over. They were OK and didn’t need medical assistance so they were taken back to W Wittering beach and left with the Selsey Coastguard
A kayaker was fishing off the Hayling Beach and then a little later his kayak was spotted empty and no sign of him. We went to search, found the kayak and put a crewman ashore who quickly discovered the fisherman who had anchored his kayak and decided to fish from the beach!! Mystery solved.